Valerie Göhring


Marie Zimmermann fellowship

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany




Feb 2021 - Feb 2021

Born in 1992.

Valerie Göhring studied theater studies and urban studies at the University of Leipzig/Germany, simultaneously completing internships at Thalia Theatre Hamburg/Germany, Centraltheater Leipzig and Schauspiel Hannover in Hanover/Germany.

She is co-founder of the Fuchsbau Festival in Hanover. In 2014, she participated in the Forum of Young Theatre Critics at the Theater Biennale in Wiesbaden/Germany, while, in 2015, she was a scholarship holder affiliated to Theatertreffen Blog, part of the Berliner Festspiele in Berlin/Germany. She began working as a dramatist’s assistant at Schauspiel Frankfurt in the 2014/15 season. While working, she studied »Curating in the Scenic Arts« in Munich/Germany and Salzburg/Austria on a part-time basis. In the 2017/18, season she worked in the dramaturgy department of the Berliner Ensemble, where she was responsible for the »Salon für Text und Musik« in cooperation with the magazine DAS WETTER and the architecture series BERLIN 3000.

She collaborated with the author Mirna Funk to curate the theme day »Connecting the Dots«, which commemorated the victims of National Socialism. In the 2018/19 season, Valerie Göhring held the post of dramatist at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Here, she curated the festival »Warszawa-Munich«, which focused on young Polish artists, and worked with Christopher Rüping, Ersan Mondtag, Anta Helena Recke and Felix Rothenhäusler, among others. The productions »Dionysus Stadt« and »Die Kränkungen der Menschheit« were invited to appear at the Berliner Theatertreffen. She also worked as a guest curator at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main/Germany, and curated the festival »Unfuck my future. How to live together in Europe«.

Valerie Göhring took up a post as dramatist Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin in the 2020/21 season.